Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Jefferson Davis' Flight

Marker ID: UDC 46-5
Location: Corner of Eden Tee. and Myrtle Dr., Rock Hill
County: York
Coordinates: N 34° 56.766    W 081° 1.236
  34.9461    -81.0206
Style: Free Standing **


Having crossed the Catawba at Nation Ford, April 27,1865, the President of the Confederacy fled south along this road following the fall of Richmond. He was accompanied by the remaining members of his cabinet and a detachment of cavalry under Gen. John C. Breckinridge.

Erected by Ann White Chapter UDC


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